Today's trend of early departures from college basketball to the NBA results in many ill-advised exits. The 2012-13 rookie class features several players who left school way too early.
For some, there was no stopping the jump to the NBA ranks, regardless of how unprepared they were.
A pair of NCAA champions could have used more college competition. The best passer in the country needed more polishing. Other standouts from the Big East, ACC and Pac-12 were unwise to enter their names in the draft.
But they did anyway.
Whether related to skill, leadership or maturity, these rookies ditched college far too soon.
*Statistics accurate as of Feb. 2, 2013.